Alcoholism is not the occasional misuse of wine, liquor, or beer. Sometimes people overindulge. But if your drinking is creating consequences greater than a once-a-year New Year’s Day headache, it’s time to get help. If family, friends, or coworkers are suggesting that you might have a problem, you probably do.
How do You Know When You Need Help?
- Does your drinking ever negatively affect your life?
- Have you ever missed an important event because you were too drunk or hungover to go?
- Have you had to call in sick to work or done work that was not up to your usual standard because you were drunk or had been drinking?
- Have you ever had a fight while drinking (physical or verbal) that you would not have had if you were sober?
- Have you ever done anything you regretted later because you were intoxicated?
- Have you ever tried to limit the amount you drink for an event or a period of time, only to find that you could not OR that you could, but did not enjoy yourself when you were less drunk than usual?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you would benefit from treatment for alcohol abuse or alcoholism.
Are You Ready For Alcohol Rehab?
If you struggle with alcohol abuse, those who love you may not understand your problem. Yes, they care, but they may criticize, believing that if you loved them or your children or your spouse enough, that you would stop drinking. But it isn’t that simple; nothing with addiction ever is.
Your family, boss, religious leader, spouse, children – none of them can make the decision to seek treatment for you. That’s something you have to do because you want it. You may not believe you deserve it. You may be thinking about your children and the life you want for them. The reasons don’t matter – but it’s you who has to take the first step and walk in the doors of the treatment center.
Do not Attempt Detox Alone
Alcohol withdrawal can have serious complications. It is imperative that you seek the support of safe, qualified professionals who can help you through the detoxification process. Medical complications from alcohol withdrawal include seizures and sometimes death. Whether you choose our alcohol treatment center or not, please do not attempt to quit alcohol without medical support. Safe, comfortable medical detox programs are available to minimize the potential complications of detox. Be safe. Seek professional support.
What Makes Alcohol Treatment Programs Successful?
Success in addiction treatment isn’t just about willingness, as we are often told. The person who wants to recover must have access to a high-quality treatment program in order to have the best chance at long-term recovery. This means finding a program with a treatment model that is proven to address the underlying issues that caused an individual’s addiction. Treatment should be holistic, evidence-based, and individualized. Residential treatment is the first step in a lifelong commitment to recovery.
How to Choose an Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
Choosing the right program to get and stay sober is imperative to your recovery. To seek treatment then relapse over and over again is demoralizing and can lead people to give up on themselves. But the reality is that very often, it is the treatment program that fails the addict, not the other way around. In order to obtain lasting recovery, you have to have the right treatment program. What determines a treatment program’s quality? Here are a few of the things you should look for:
Successful treatment programs will treat you as a whole person, not a disease or set of symptoms. At Cliffside Malibu, we take a mind-body-spirit approach to treatment, helping you become the person you want to be and live the life you have always dreamed of. Our therapies are wide-ranging, providing you with a choice of resources that will be right for you.
Intensive, Individualized, One-On-One Psychotherapy
Our treatment program is based on helping you to understand why it is you became an addict in the first place. What is the pain that you’ve suffered that needs to be dealt with and moved past? In order to find and overcome this root cause of your addiction, we provide each client with a personal psychotherapist, who will meet with you almost daily and oversee every aspect of your addiction treatment. As trust is built, you will work with your therapist to identify the types of support you need, both in treatment and beyond. Together, you will forge the foundation of your recovery.
Many treatment centers have ideas about what might help addicts recover. At Cliffside Malibu, we only offer therapies that have a track record of success. We routinely have our addiction researcher read and evaluate the latest trends in addiction recovery and the scientific articles on any new treatment that might help addicts – from how hyperbaric chambers are being used to support brain function to inroads being made in the field of neuroplasticity to new data on how meditation helps foster recovery. We don’t use our clients as guinea pigs for new ideas. Instead, we offer what has been proven to work with others worldwide.
Meeting You at Your Level of Readiness to Change
In the past, people have argued that an addict needs to “hit bottom” in order to change. This is untrue. We employ a treatment model called The Stages of Change. It was developed in the 1990s by some of the nation’s leading researchers. This model has helped us to understand how change occurs and to meet people at their level of willingness to change. Combined with highly individualized psychotherapy and holistic, evidence-based treatments offered specifically to meet your needs and preferences, we’ve found a synergistic effect.
I Think My Loved One Needs an Intervention
Often, we receive calls from the family members of those with drinking problems. If you believe someone you love has a problem with alcohol, our Admission Counselor can help you determine whether or not an intervention is necessary. In an intervention, the people most loved and respected by the alcoholic are called upon to help him/her identify that treatment is necessary. We can help you with that process if it is called for.
Get Help Now
Help is waiting for you today at Cliffside Malibu. For immediate assistance call Cliffside Malibu anytime at 844-853-9322.
What to Expect From Alcohol Treatment
At Cliffside Malibu, we have created a treatment protocol that is endorsed by some of the world’s leading minds. You can expect to be welcomed and supported from the moment you make a call to one of our intake specialists until you have completed your aftercare program and are ready to face the world without our support. You will always be part of our family.
Our intake specialists will help you make arrangements to get to treatment, where you will be greeted by our caring and compassionate staff. We provide care by many of the industry’s leading professionals, individuals who care about you and your recovery. If needed, you will be provided a medically supervised detox. Every effort will be made to minimize the effects of detox on you. As your health improves, you will become increasingly involved in a highly individualized treatment program, created just for you, to help you get at the root causes of your addiction. To support you in that process, you will also participate in a host of complementary therapies – from acupuncture to yoga – to help you heal as a whole person. Finally, when you leave, you will go with a comprehensive aftercare program that will help you maintain your recovery in “the real world.” Everything we do is designed to help you transform your life into the life you were meant to live before alcoholism got in your way.
Many people choose a treatment center based on the cost, assuming that all treatment is the same. But if you needed surgery, would you want the cheapest surgeon or the best? Treatment for alcoholism is no different.
Treatment centers can have revolving doors. “Come for thirty days,” you’re promised, “and you’ll be cured.” But the research doesn’t bear this out. For more than forty years, science has shown us that longer term treatment is more effective than shorter term treatment and individualized treatment is superior to more “cost-effective” group therapies.
At Cliffside Malibu, you will receive the highest quality, evidence-based treatment provided by industry-leading professionals on an individualized basis. That’s not an inexpensive proposition. But it can be less expensive in the long run than going to an inferior treatment program six, eight, or ten times. More importantly, what value do you place on your life or the potential to see your children grow up or spend time with your parents as they age? Invest in yourself, your life and your family by getting the highest quality treatment you can. You deserve to recover now.
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